We’re testing our luck by posting this, and things could change at any moment, but right now Duncan has slept through the night for the past 4 nights. From 8 pm until 5:30 am he hasn’t made a sound. Since up until this point he’d slept through the night exactly zero times, this is a big step for us.
What does sleeping through the night mean? It means parents who aren’t feeling sick in the morning, parents who are alert all day, and parents who can cope. Anyone who says otherwise is either a big fat liar or someone who didn’t need sleep in the first place. Those ten minutes at 4 am really do make a difference and even the chance that we won’t be up during the night makes me a very happy camper each evening.
(If Duncan now stops sleeping through after I post this it’ll confirm all my superstitious tendancies, much to Cory’s dismay – he told me I was being ridiculous when I hesitated to post!)
The past nine months have been absolutely amazing but they’ve also been the hardest months of our lives emotionally. Here’s hoping that some solid shut eye will make the next nine months seem like a piece of cake in comparison… (and that Duncan continues to grow and learn and smile as much as he already does – sleep is secondary to some things!).
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